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Old 10-09-2012, 10:54 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:31 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Light rail transit is not streetcars. Not by a long shot.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:08 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I don't usually hate the TTC, but today I do. The bus I needed to catch to get to an important meeting came 10 minutes earlier than it was supposed to. The next one is about an hour away.

Damn.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:03 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I don't usually hate the TTC, but today I do. The bus I needed to catch to get to an important meeting came 10 minutes earlier than it was supposed to. The next one is about an hour away.

Damn.
If you guys are having bus issues get rocketman, app on the iphone (and blackberry?) stores.

It's a god sent.

That said, personally I am pretty disgusted at the quality and reliability of the TTC. I don't know where the blame lies there is a lot of problems with existing infrastructure that can't be added on to due to existing structures.

I am surprised at the number of people that seem to like the TTC. Unless you are travelling during non-rush hour or in low traffic areas it is shocking to think how much money is crammed into a car based on the service received.

A TTC car car hold 1,100 people. That means to get a full car from Union to Finch which is normal in rush hour (with some assumptions) cost $3,300 dollars to the riders.

I understand there was initial investment costs for digging and ongoing maintenance but right there something tells me there is a lot of waste/spreading of that revenue in a less than optimal fashion.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:46 PM   #25 (permalink)
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not everyone is paying $3 but you're right.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:38 PM   #26 (permalink)
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If you guys are having bus issues get rocketman, app on the iphone (and blackberry?) stores.

It's a god sent.

That said, personally I am pretty disgusted at the quality and reliability of the TTC. I don't know where the blame lies there is a lot of problems with existing infrastructure that can't be added on to due to existing structures.

I am surprised at the number of people that seem to like the TTC. Unless you are travelling during non-rush hour or in low traffic areas it is shocking to think how much money is crammed into a car based on the service received.

A TTC car car hold 1,100 people. That means to get a full car from Union to Finch which is normal in rush hour (with some assumptions) cost $3,300 dollars to the riders.

I understand there was initial investment costs for digging and ongoing maintenance but right there something tells me there is a lot of waste/spreading of that revenue in a less than optimal fashion.
Transit now is the app I use for my Android
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:01 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Light rail transit is not streetcars. Not by a long shot.
10 clicks faster and take up road space. Not a solution by any means but hey I know you have a crush for them
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:05 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:22 AM   #29 (permalink)
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10 clicks faster and take up road space. Not a solution by any means but hey I know you have a crush for them

I detest streetcars, they fuck up traffic like nothing else.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:00 PM   #30 (permalink)
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OK first off, how do you know this to be true?

In my experience with TTC staff and drivers, they have been for the most part pretty nice. There was a time i was experimenting with a new bus route and i would ask various bus drivers about the options, and each time they were helpful and polite. Pzabby i think it's just the luck of the draw man. In pretty much every job and position, some people are going to be assholes while others will be friendly. One thing i can tell you is that i've seen bus drivers and street car drivers get maltreated by the passengers on more than one occasion so i can see how some become jaded.

Now since we're talking about TTC, i'll just say contrary to your earlier statement, the TTC as a system IS NOT world class. For a huge city such as ours the transit system is second or third rate. So many improvements need to take place that probably never will. Too much money i guess. Public transit is one of the worst things about Toronto.
Man, that's so interesting cuz I'm not from Toronto but when I visit friends I have to take the subway then bus, I always tell myself I wish Hamilton was like this. Going on a public transit here in Hamilton, it takes approximately close to an hour from where I live to McMaster. But when I take TTC from Union to like Parliament St., it only takes 30 mins tops with of course subway to Wellsley Station then 94 bus. Geographically speaking, they're just somewhat the same distance.

I was stunned when my friend pointed out that the transfer is only good for half an hour. HSR transfer is good for 2 hours. lol But still, I'd prefer TTC over HSR any day!
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